Guests will be called or emailed the day before arrival to confirm expected arrival times off of the ferry. We ask that guests follow the arrival times given to us. This will allow us to clean the rooms in an appropriate order to allow faster check-ins, as well as to expect your arrival at the front door and be prepared to handle all arriving guests in a timely and efficient manner. We will do our best to get everyone checked-in quickly and back to enjoying the day.
NO EARLY CHECK-INS OR LATE CHECK-OUTS will be guaranteed. We will do our best to continue to get everyone checked in as early as possible. Check out is at 11 am. For a half day room fee, there are times that we can honor late checkouts, please check with your innkeeper on island.
Dropping off bags is permitted. There is a bathroom for you to use, and beach chairs and beach towels, until your room is ready at 3 pm.
A text number will be provided in the lobby for guests to contact the Innkeeper at any time. Some amenities will not be readily available in rooms but can be available upon request. If anything is needed, please contact the Innkeeper and we will promptly help. Do not call the main 401-466-5891 as this number is only for reservation type questions and answered from 9-5.
Single serve coffee pots will be provided in every room supplied with coffee, creamer, various sugars, tea bags, and coffee mugs. Early coffee is served daily at 7:15. There is also a choice of French vanilla or decaf.
Breakfasts are now made to order, from 8:00-10:00 am. Upon check in you will be asked to fill out a menu (one per room) and specify the pickup time. Cottages and suites (with the exception of Sherman Cottage) will be able to fill out the breakfast menus in the parlor of the Blue Dory.
Breakfast for Blue Dory, Cottages and Waverly Suite guests will be available for pick up in the Blue Dory Bistro based on the time designated by the guest on the menu. You may either take it back to your room or have it in the Bistro area. Please leave trays and dishes at the door or in the Blue Dory Bistro to be collected when done. The menu for breakfast for Avonlea guests will be posted on the living room piano by 5pm each day. Please include room name and preferred pickup time on the menu.
Afternoon wine and cookies are served every day at 5 pm. Wine hour menus will be available in the Blue Dory parlor on the tea cart and at the Avonlea on the piano. Selections will be available for pickup at 5:00 every evening in the Blue Dory Bistro or in the Avonlea parlor. This can be enjoyed in the room or can be taken outside. Lemonade is also always available.
On the wine and cookie menu, please add quantity for (red, white, lemonade and cookies) so we know how many people are partaking.
As always, we encourage the reuse of towels to conserve water and resources. If new towels are needed during the stay, they can be requested by contacting the Innkeeper via call or text.
There are Please Make Up Room and Do Not Disturb door hangers in each room. We kindly ask that you place either side out for our housekeepers after breakfast.
Receptacles for recyclables are located on each floor of the Blue Dory (main house) and Avonlea. Please use these designated bins for bottles, cans, plastic, and newspaper.
A guest refrigerator will be available for necessities at both Blue Dory and Avonlea. We ask that they are only used for necessary items. Please label items with a name/room name and date. Food and drink that is not clearly marked will be disposed of on a daily basis.
There is ice available upon request at the Avonlea and an ice machine at the Blue Dory. There are ice buckets available to keep the ice cold. Plan ahead if the ice is needed late into the evening. You may also purchase ice at either the grocery or liquor store and keep it in our freezer.
Extra blankets, pillows, and towels are available upon request. Please contact the Innkeeper if you need additional items in the room.
Beach chairs and beach towels will be provided at all properties. After returning from the beach, please place the chairs in the designated return location and towels in the return basket.
Special touches are still available. Please make sure to call ahead to arrange bottles of wine, champagne, flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, cookies by the dozen, cakes, or other requests. We do our best to have these in the room upon check-in. We can also present them during the 5 pm wine service.
Pets are still allowed at all of our Cottages and Suites, as well as all of the rooms in the Blue Dory. Avonlea DOES NOT allow pets (including service animals) or children under 16. Due to occupancy codes, extra guests and children can stay in any room where there are extra beds are available.
Blue Dory and Avonlea souvenirs, and other small gifts are available to take home with you and are displayed in the common areas. Please ask your innkeeper if you would like to purchase anything. These items can be charged to the room or can be paid for with cash.
We have a library of books and DVDs that guests can use. If you do take a book, we encourage you to take it home if you have not finished it. Likewise, if you finish a book, please consider leaving it, so that we may add it to our library.
General Terms & Conditions:
At Block Island Inns, every guest reservation is both important and special to us. We are happy to offer extra amenities; call us 48 hours before your arrival to arrange special touches at an additional fee.
We do take a 50% before tax deposit upon booking to secure your reservation. Final balance is due upon check-in.
If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 30 days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund of your deposit (off-season from October 15 – May 15 will only require a 2-week notice). We do not offer refunds or credits for late arrivals or early departures.
In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 30 days’ notice, we will hold onto your deposit. It will be saved in our system as a credit for you, and you can use it towards a future visit. Note: if you call us within 48 hours of your visit to cancel, you will be charged in full. We only issue a credit for half the amount charged. IF, in the event, we are able to rebook your room, you will receive the full amount as a credit.
If ALL of the ferries or flights are cancelled due to inclement weather you will be expected to come for the remainder of your visit, assuming travel choices are resumed. If you choose to cancel the remainder of your stay, we will charge your card in full, and you will be issued a credit for half of the amount charged. If you choose to leave early due to an impending storm, and ferries are not cancelled, you will not receive a refund or a credit. If the ferry or airline is cancelled and you are unable to leave the island, the rate will be 50% of our regular room rate.
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. A 60-day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings and for holidays and special events. We charge a $1000 event fee to host large gatherings, weddings, family reunions, etc. If your event is cancelled, this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
*Check-in: 3:00 PM. If arriving after 7:00 PM, please call to make arrangements. You may drop off bags prior to check-in.
*Check-out: 11:00 AM. You are welcome to leave your bags with us until your scheduled ferry.
Generally, we require a 2 (two) night minimum May 1 through October 15. Holidays require a 3 (three) night minimum. No nightly minimum required in the off-season October 16 – April 30. One-night exceptions are made in high season, when one-night openings are available.
Absolutely No Smoking inside or on porches; however designated outdoor smoking areas are available. There is a $150 fee for smoking inside.
Inn rates are based on double occupancy. Please be sure to confirm your accommodations if you are traveling with more than two guests. There is an additional $20 per night fee for each additional person.
Check-in is available for the Blue Dory Inn and all Cottages, Waverly Suites and Sherman Cottage are located at the Blue Dory Inn at 61 Dodge St.
Check-In for the Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea is located at 597 Corn Neck Rd.
Children of all ages are welcome at the Blue Dory Inn.
Pets and children of all ages are welcome in all of the cottages and suites. There is an additional pet fee of $50 per stay per pet.
The Avonlea is happy to accommodate children over the age of 16. There are no pets (including service animals) permitted in this facility.
Block Island Inns takes the security of your information seriously. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of your information, Block Island Inns has implemented numerous physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, it is impossible for us to fully guarantee that these measures will prevent any or all unauthorized use of your information. We also do not share, sell, or give to any 3rd party’s any personal or private information except when processing your credit card payment your credit card details are provided to our PCI Compliant Payment Processor and Gateway to process your payment only no data is saved during the payment process.
Block Island Inns accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Pets are still allowed at all of our Cottages and Suites, as well as Avalon and Arabelline in the Blue Dory. There is a $50 nonrefundable fee for each pet, including service animals.
- Pets are permitted on the beach; however, it is best that they be on a leash.
- Please clean up after your pet for the enjoyment of all. Please do not throw the bag inside our trash cans, there is a trash located across the street.
- Please make sure that your pet is properly vaccinated since you will be responsible if your pet should injure someone.
- A hose is available on the south side of the Blue Dory to wash your pet off when coming off the beach.
- We will provide pet blankets for your utilization in order to protect the furnishings, therefore, please leave blankets in the room upon your departure.
- Should your pet cause damage to linens, walls, doors, rugs, etc. please bring this to our attention so that we may provide you with a cost for replacement and we will charge the credit card on file. If the cost is not readily known, we will contact you with this information and we will charge the credit card on file.
- We ask that you not leave your pet unattended in the room as they tend to bark in strange environments. On occasion, we have made special arrangements to allow pets to be unattended if we have a cell phone number to contact you at all times.